What We Do

How our new free online course will help you start a Dojo!

9 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

You can now sign-up to our new free online course — Starting a CoderDojo club — in which anyone can learn more about CoderDojo and how they can set up one of these free coding clubs for young people in their local area. With only two weeks until the course begins I wanted to highlight what will be included on the course content as well as the motivations behind it from the courses creator, so you know what you’ll gain by participating. Join the course!   What is CoderDojo? CoderDojo is… Read More

We’re hiring a Community Intern

3 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin Salary: €22500 Basis: full-time six-month internship (possibility of extension to twelve months) Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland About us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17… Read More

CoderDojo Annual Survey Results 2017

26 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

In November, we opened the CoderDojo Annual Survey. All Dojos running regularly across 75 countries were invited to share their experiences. The information from the Annual Survey helps us determine the impact that the CoderDojo movement is having and it allows the Foundation to receive feedback on what the community needs to guide our future strategy.   If you have any feedback please feel free to share your insights or ask questions about the survey results on our community forums. Thank you to all 520 Dojo champions and lead mentors who took the time to fill in this… Read More

Help by Volunteering at Coolest Projects International 2018

24 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

In order to run an amazing event for the hundreds of children and teens who attend and present at Coolest Projects International in Dublin on Saturday May 26th, we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! Without your help we literally couldn’t run Coolest Projects International. In 2017 we had over 250 people sign up and help at the event, many of whom have been with us for a number of years, and this year we will need even more volunteers to help everyone at the event (including the volunteers) to have an… Read More

Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject

25 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Ahead of Coolest Projects International (Dublin), and regional events in Belgium and the UK, we want to see what fun and useful ideas young people are working on at their local Dojo, and reward them for doing so! Great, how do I get involved? We want to learn more about how you created your project, any challenges you faced and how you are overcoming them. To participate share a video, photos and text about the process of making your idea a reality using the hashtag #MyCoolestProject either on Instagram, Facebook… Read More